Security

28
Apr

1 Million New Threats Emerge Every Day: How Is Your Malware Protection?

Cyberattacks are getting sneakier and more creative, and businesses are struggling to stay one step ahead. Last year was huge for high-profile cybercrime; from major corporate attacks to the Heartbleed bug, to Sony’s public information leaks. Are you ready to combat malware? An analysis by Symantec showed that in 2014 attackers were working faster than…

27
Apr

All Versions of Windows Affected by New SMB Flaw

Taking notice of vulnerabilities is absolutely crucial – and there’s one you need to pay attention to right now. There’s a serious vulnerability in all supported versions of Windows that allows attacks to steal your credentials from valuable services. The bug is related to the way Windows and other software handles some HTTP requests. Researchers…

22
Apr

Important Security Tips

Don’t Fall for Phony Phone Calls An easy way for hackers to gain access to systems and accounts is to ask for it. Social engineering is a time-tested method used by many hackers. In many cases, all it takes is a phone call to a victim posing as an IT professional with a request for…

7
Apr

Easy Tips to Keep Your Company’s Passwords Secure

Passwords, like anything else, can be stolen. It’s as easy as you make it for thieves. How secure do you feel? In order to protect your network from being accessed by unauthorized users, you will have to take steps to protect your passwords yourself. Fortunately, this is not a difficult thing to do once you’re aware of the process. Let’s

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6
Apr

Why Your Business Needs Mobile Security Now!

PC protection has been the standard for some time now – our computers store corporate data, important files, and sensitive information, so we protect them. Why aren’t many businesses covering themselves from all angles? Mobile devices today have equal access to company information, and they’re at even greater risk of breaches due to use of…

6
Apr

Considering Purchasing the Apple Watch? 8 Security Issues to Think About

The recently released Apple Watch has sparked a lot of debate as to whether or not it’s really a smart or necessary purchase. Despite its sleek look and some interesting features, the capabilities don’t seem to really warrant a buy. Even more, there are a few security issues that you should definitely take note of…

25
Jun

Can Calgary’s Flood Happen In The GTA?

Can what happened in Calgary hit the Greater Toronto Area? Disasters happen all around us.  This week marked the one year anniversary of the roof collapse in Elliott Lake.  Calgary’s downtown is shut down for days and the city estimates 10 years until it is “back to normal” and many more examples of natural and technical disasters ruining the livelihood

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30
Apr

The Importance of IT Mobility For Your Small Business

IT mobility began as a trend for personal use. However, business owners and executives in all industries have come to recognize the benefit IT mobility brings to the table; and for some it’s become a necessity. Small businesses all over the world have reshaped their business models to include the use of IT mobile devices…

23
Jan

Lack of proper IT security expels Montreal student

A Montreal computer science student was expelled recently for finding IT security holes in the school’s student portal, exposing the confidential records of over 250,000 students attending Dawson College. Hamed Al-Khabaz was working on creating a mobile application for students to have easier access to their school accounts. As he worked on his mobile application…

30
Aug

Your Toronto Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Team

Do you have confidence in your data backups? Have you ever lost a critical spreadsheet that you have been working on, never to see it again? When was the last time your IT guy showed you that all of your information was backed up and could be restored in the event of a server or network crash? Has a disaster

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